FOR PETE’S SAKE: After jewelry, Peter Doherty is branching out into clothes. The British rocker and former boyfriend of Kate Moss is collaborating with French contemporary brand The Kooples on a mini-collection for men and women due to go on sale in its stores from October. The line will include flannel blazers, Soviet-style coats with fur collars and T-shirts printed with the musician’s own paintings and sketches, all inspired by doomed Byronic heroes, the brand said.
Doherty in December unveiled a jewelry collection designed with London jeweler Hannah Martin and in 2007 worked on a line of T-shirts with British label Gio-Goi. It is not the only venture into music for The Kooples, which recently launched its own record label, The Kooples Records, and is searching for couples who record music together to feature on its debut compilation. The brand, famous for its advertisements featuring real couples in his-and-hers outfits, has enlisted the help of French punk legend Patrick Eudeline to select 10 songs for the album, which will be distributed in its stores and available for downloading through its Web site.